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WELCOME TO GATEWAY COLLEGE

Gateway offers a high quality learning experience using first-class facilities and provides genuine added value.

Physics A level

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Course Duration

Physics A level is a 2 year course

Standard Entry Requirements

  • 5 GCSEs at Grade 9 – 4 required
  • Grade 6 or above in Maths
  • Grade 5 and above in English Language
  • Grade 5 in all three Single Sciences or
  • Grades 66 in Synergy or Trilogy combined Science

Assessment of Course:

A two week induction will take place at the start of the course with an access assessment taken by all students enrolled onto the course. Students are expected to pass the assessment to progress onto the A Level course.

Course Overview

  • Module 1 - Development of practical skills in physics
  • Module 2 - Foundations of physics
  • Module 3 – Forces and motion
  • Module 4 – Electrons, waves and photons
  • Module 5 – Newtonian world and astrophysics
  • Module 6 – Particles and medical physics
Component 01 assesses content from modules 1, 2, 3 and 5.

Component 02 assesses content from modules 1, 2, 4 and 6.

Component 03 assesses content from all modules (1 to 6).

Assessment

Modelling physics (01) 2 hours 15 mins 37% of total

Exploring physics (02) 2 hours 15 mins 37 % of total

Unified physics (03) 1 hour 30 mins 26% of total

Practical endorsement in physics (04) (non-exam component)

Career Progression

The course provides a sound basis for further study and opens up a wide range of career opportunities including Engineering, Geophysics, Medical Physics, Meteorology, Electronics, Optometry, Scientific Journalism and Teaching.

Further Information

The course offers opportunities for students to take part in activities that take place at the National Space Centre and collaborative work with local universities, (DMU and University of Leicester)